Sex Crimes On the Rise

A recent article in the French newspaper Le Figaro reveals that sexual violence is on the rise in France. Rapes constitute three-quarters of the crimes committed by young persons under the age of 18. In Nº 40 of his weekly journal, available through subscription, Yves Daoudal analyzes the problem from a different perspective than that of the Le Figaro: “Today rapes represent three-quarters of the crimes committed by those under 18. And more than half of those under 13 who get into trouble with the law are indicted for acts of a sexual nature (yes: under the age of 13). One thousand adolescents are implicated every year in matters relating to sexual assaults or rapes: the figures have increased 50% in ten years.”

Daoudal quotes from the Figaro article the explanations of the so-called experts, who attempt to explain the behavior of these young persons through the usual psycho-babble. But who never get close to the crux of the problem: “It is noteworthy that the ministry of justice, Le Figaro and its ‘specialists’, all follow assiduously a politically correct line, and consequently do not allow themselves to see what this is really about. Since no diagnosis can be made, no remedy can be found. An observer from Mars might be led to think that these articles and the ‘experts’ from the ministry have no idea what is happening in our society, particularly in the ‘neighborhoods.’ Moreover, we are told from the start that ‘this reality spares no milieu’. As if the gang rapes were not a specialty of the ethnic neighborhoods and marked by racism: for this is really about humiliating a ‘white woman’. But as everyone knows racism is a one-way street. So mum’s the word.”

Daoudal points out that statistics leave no doubt as to the ethnic origin of a great many criminals, especially sex offenders: “That is not the only explanation, but if you refute it from the start, you are condemning yourself to an absence of will to take action (but it does seem to be the case that no one wants to take action).”

Another explanation mentioned by Daoudal is the fact that pornography and extreme violence affect large layers of our society, while society no longer offers the young a set of standards to live by. “Viewed from this angle,” he writes, “the triumphant election of Daniel Cohn-Bendit, preceded by his altercation with François Bayrou is significant. Daniel Cohn-Bendit is the personification of the 1968 ideology: it is forbidden to forbid. Which means: it is forbidden to set standards. And while François Bayrou became indignant at the erotic games of pedophilia that Cohn-Bendit boasted about, it was Bayrou who was subjected to public vindictiveness...”

“When you have reached that point, and at the same time, as in schizophrenia, any summer camp counselor must be on his guard against the slightest gesture of tenderness or consolation for fear of being dragged into court, it is obviously the society as a whole that has lost its standards. And crime cannot help but increase, punctuated by the empty and soothing lamentations from the authorities.”